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Open Day At Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood

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February 18 2004

Open Day At Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood


- Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood Open Day

- New Zealand's first co-housing development demonstrating environmentally friendly and socially sustainable living

- Everybody welcome


- 457 Swanson Rd, Ranui, Waitakere City


- Sunday 29 February from 2 to 4 pm


- $5 admission charge


- Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood is an innovative urban housing development modelled on the principles of Permaculture and Cohousing. The project is located in Swanson Road, Waitakere City, New Zealand

- Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood's 32 homes are set amidst 4 acres of organic orchard and an area of native bush

- Developed by residents, this pioneering non-profit development of architect designed eco-houses combines eco-technologies, healthy non-toxic materials and neighbours who care

- Durable and easy care benefits of compact homes and rammed earth construction with macrocarpa timber joinery

- Solar space and water heating significantly reduces electricity bills. Earthsong roofs catch $4500 worth of rainwater annually. Unique stormwater management systems are in place

- Each house has its own title but shares common resources - land, orchard, pond, bush corner, and common house with facilities

- The neighbourhood layout puts people first. Children can play safely away from vehicles. This revival of the old fashioned sense of "commons' means neighbours of all ages can get to know each other, and "eyes on the street' provide naturally excellent security

- Learn more at The Eco Show, February 25-29 from 10 am to 8 pm, 50 Alexander Crescent, Manukau City

For further information please visit: http://www.cohousing.pl.net

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